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Orthopedic Causes & Treatment for Hip Pain

Orthopedic Causes & Treatment For Hip Pain.



Today orthopedic repair or orthopedic replacement of each hip fracture costs an average of $37,000 in medical bills and lost wages. The increase in hip fractures is expected to rise from the current 350,000 to 650,000 by the year 2050 due to our aging population. More than 90 percent of hip fractures occur in people age 65 and older, with women having a 20 percent chance of suffering a hip fracture in their lives. Some hip fractures actually cause falls in the elderly, rather than the fall causing the hip fracture. Within one year of a hip fracture injury approximately 20 percent die from related complications and the long orthopedic recovery period.

Hip Fractures can be caused by orthopedic conditions including:


  • Osteoporosis-weakening of bones caused by re-absorption of bone tissue or lack of adequate new bone tissue, most often seen in postmenopausal women
  • Low calcium intake or reduced ability to absorb calcium
  • Orthopedic injury due to falls


Having the following characteristics and conditions increase a person's susceptibility to orthopedic problems causing hip fracture:


  • Age 65 and older
  • Caucasian or Asian
  • Arthritis
  • Cluttered living space
  • Poor balance
  • Poor eyesight
  • Vertigo--dizziness
  • Insufficient nutrition
  • Smoking
  • Heavy use of alcohol
  • Dementia, senility or Alzheimer's disease
  • Overmedication


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